Research Triangle Park

IIBA Chapter


Communication and Team Building Using Legos

Please join us for our next Chapter Meeting on Wednesday July 29, 2015. Networking to begin at 5:30pm, with presentation to start promptly at 6:00pm. We will be meeting at Matrix Solutions in Cary. IIBA RTP Members Paul Barrett will be presenting "Communication and Team Building Using Legos" [Registration Form]

Matrix Solutions

7001 Weston Parkway, Suite 100
Cary, NC 27513
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Topic:  Communication and Team Building Using Legos.
Presenters:   Paul Barrett

How we communicate and how it ties into requirements gathering and the breakdowns we often find.  As we gather requirements we can start to see quite easily that BAs look at the world differently than Developers and QAs and UI/UX.  The better we can get these groups to communicate with each other, the better off our requirements will be, and the closer we will be to delivering high quality results to our clients.

In this workshop we will be using Legos to look at how we communicate with other people, and also to look at how we listen to other people (an often overlooked component of communication).  It is a fun way for everyone to look at how requirements are both gathered and conveyed, and how to foresee and hopefully avoid some of the pitfalls that come with requirements gathering.



Congratulations to Jeff for becoming a CBAP!

Jeff Morris, currently works for Schwab Performance Technologies in downtown Raleigh as a Business Analyst on strategic technology projects for  advisory practices.   Before settling in at Schwab, Jeff worked as a business analyst, product manager and project manager for companies ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500s.

Here is what Jeff had to say about his CBAP journey and his advice for others considering pursuing CBAP certification.

I'm very happy to have set the goal and achieved CBAP certification.   I wanted to distinguish myself from the hundreds of other Business Analysts in my company and also further refine my skills as a Business Analyst.   The path to getting my CBAP wasn't easy, but in the process I gained several new skills that have benefited me and have become a much better BA.

Develop a plan for not only studying, but filling out / completing the application.  It takes commitment and time.  The application is lengthy and does require you to thoughtfully justify your BA experience.   When it comes to studying, don't under estimate the time commitment required.   You have to read and re-read the BABOK many many times.